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DSCA Approves Boat and Weapons for Phillipines

July 30, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Philippines of Scout, Assault, and Light Support Boats with armaments and related equipment for an estimated cost of $126 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government…

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Project 636.3 Krasnodar Arrives Baltiysk for Refit

July 29, 2020 (TASS) – The Black Sea Fleet’s Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine Krasnodar arrived in the Baltic region for its first planned dock repairs after the completion its mission in the Russian Navy’s Mediterranean taskforce, a source close to Crimean military circles told TASS on Wednesday. “The submarine is currently staying in Baltiysk where preparatory measures are underway before…

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China’s two first-generation ocean-going landing ships decommissioned

July 10, 2020 – Two first-generation homemade ocean-going tank landing ships, namely the Yuntaishan and Zijinshan, were officially decommissioned from the PLA Navy on July 7. A combat support ship flotilla attached to the navy under the PLA Southern Theater Command held a grand decommissioning ceremony at a military port in Zhanjiang City of China’s Guangdong Province. The navy ensigns…

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Hawaii-bound BRP Jose Rizal makes stopover in Guam

August 3, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s first missile-frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), has made a stopover over Naval Base Guam Sunday, on its way to join the Rim of the Pacific 2020 (RIMPAC 2020) which will be held off Honolulu, Hawaii from August 17 to 31. “Said layover was intended for refueling, re-provisioning, and other health and…

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HMS Trent Commissions and Deploys on Same Day

August 3, 2020 – The most important day in HMS Trent’s short service career has seen her receive her Commissioning Order in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base before departing on her first operational deployment this afternoon. She has sailed for the Mediterranean to add her weight to NATO’s ongoing maritime security operation there. Sea Guardian deters international crime and…

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Search & Rescue Concluded for Eight Missing Off Camp Pendleton

August 2, 2020 – After an extensive 40-hour search, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). I Marine Expeditionary force. and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) concluded their search and rescue operation for seven missing Marines and one Sailor, today. All eight service members are presumed deceased. The 15th MEU and the ARG leadership determined that there was little…

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High North 2020 Completed

July 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – Yesterday, July 28, 2020, Alliance ship returned to the Norwegian port of Tromsø, thus closing the High North20, before three Arctic research campaigns of the three-year High North 2020-2022 program. The research activities and scientific objectives of High North20 have been achieved, while respecting the stringent health protocols aimed at containing the emergency COVID…

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Seafuture Rescheduled for 2021 in La Spezia

July 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – In view of the current international health emergency, the consequent regulations released by the government and the international trade fair calendar, in order to make the event safe, Italian Blue Growth Srl, the organizing company of Seafuture, in consultation with its partners, the Italian Navy, AIAD, Regione Liguria, Chamber of Commerce of the Riviere…

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